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How to Check your Blood Sugar

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

How do I check my blood sugar?

You will be taught how to check a small drop of blood with a glucose meter. Get all of your supplies together, such as your meter, test strips, and lancet device. Be sure to read the information that came with your meter. Use the following steps as a guide:

When should I check my blood sugar?

Your healthcare provider will tell you when and how often to check during the day.

Have someone call 911 for any of the following:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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